Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear with divided point
  • Papua New Guinea
  • spear with divided point, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 155.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 1/4 x 1 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7153

The spear has a brown bamboo shaft and two thin wooden points are notched down the opposite sides. It is secured in the end of the shaft with two braided plant fiber bands.

The points are currently separated from the shaft.